Your backyard or garden is an extension of your home, and the garden décor you choose says as much about you and your living space as your interior décor. Garden décor encompasses all aspects of your exterior living space, from the landscaping, trees, flowers and shrubs in your backyard, to the small and whimsical items that make your garden yours. There are many types of garden decorations available and a few well placed items can really make your outdoor space one that is unique, relaxing and fun.
Outdoor garden décor can consist of everything from a large gazebo that makes a grand appearance in the middle of your yard, to a wind chime that gently blows in the breeze from a corner branch. There are no steadfast rules for garden décor as there sometimes are for interior décor. When you select garden decorations for your home, it is best to simply select items that you enjoy viewing or that make you feel like your backyard is your own personal oasis.
The process of decorating your yard or garden is similar, however, to how you would decorate the inside of your home. Creating your own unique outdoor space begins with large decisions, such as whether you are going to construct a patio or deck (if you don’t already have one), have a flower or vegetable garden, or plant interesting shrubs or trees. Then to add to the ambience of the space, items such as gazebos, pergolas, arbors, garden bridges, fountains, waterfalls, or ponds can be considered. All of these aspects of home garden décor are rather impactful, since they are usually focal points of your garden or yard. This is similar to deciding on the main decisions of a room within your home, such as architectural elements or wall color.
Once the main focal points have been established, you can then embellish your outdoor living space with some lawn and garden décor, just as you would add furniture to a room after making a few main decisions. Items such as outdoor patio furniture, garden pots and planters, garden benches, patio umbrellas, bird baths or bird feeders, and fire pits fall into this type of garden décor and begin to personalize your outdoor space even more.
Finally, in order to create a space that is truly personal, you can choose a garden decoration or two, which can add to a style of unique garden décor that is yours and yours alone. These items are similar to the accessories that you would add to the interior of your home after the furniture and other larger objects were in place. Garden decoration can take many shapes and forms and can be found in unique objects such as garden statues and sculptures, stepping stones, interesting lawn ornaments, suncatchers, wind chimes, flags or even an interesting rock or sign that is haphazardly placed among your flowers.
Unique and whimsical garden decor can be found in many forms, both large and small. No matter what types of structures, objects or ornaments you decide to add to your garden, you can’t go wrong as long as you are selecting items that make you feel good about enjoying your outdoor space.